Underneath the arches

The London Borough of Enfield, UK has erected a footbridge to carry the River Lee Navigation River Walk across Mossops Creek. Built by Allerton Bridges, the pin-ended steel arch footbridge consists of two steel support arches, leaning towards each other at an angle of 70 degrees to the horizontal, either side of the suspended deck. The bridge is designed so that the supporting arch is visible from a distance, with the arch members and stainless steel hangers in excess of design requirements. Work on the bridge began in 2004. A detailed ecology study and site investigations were carried out. A ramp on the west bank was constructed as a mass concrete structure with a block facing using Anchor Retaining Wall Systems' Vertica Blocks in 'Brindle'. The bridge was delivered on site in three sections, assembled and craned onto the piled foundations. A salmon pink finish coat was chosen to ensure the finished bridge stood out against the surrounding vegetation.


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Media Info

  • Pagination: 16-7
  • Serial:
    • Publisher: Hemming Group, Limited
    • ISSN: 0039-6303

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01061060
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Sep 10 2007 2:09PM